Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Premier League 2020/21 – Round 18

Defending champions Liverpool will host Burnley in the Premier League after their mouth-watering derby clash with Man United, and Alley Sport is here with Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley. Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side are unbeaten at Anfield in Premier League matches since 2017 when they lost to Crystal Palace at home. The Reds will be facing two difficult challenges in the coming week to maintain their unbeaten home run, first in the form of arch-rivals Man United and next with a tough, well-organized Burnley side.

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Liverpool’s defeat to Southampton and United’s subsequent victory saw the champions slip to 2nd place | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley: Match Preview

Klopp and co bounced back from a disappointing trip to the St Mary’s where they lost to Southampton, by defeating an Aston Villa team largely composed of teenagers in the FA Cup 3rd Round. Klopp named a strong Liverpool XI against Villa, who mostly featured reserves and academy players. Liverpool won the game 4-1 with Villa teenager Louie Barry the only goalscorer for the hosts.

Sadio Mane converted from close range off a whipped delivery from Curtis Jones, opening the scoring for the Reds. Villa teenager Louie Barry then equalized for his team, with a neat finish to mark his first senior goal. However, Liverpool dominated the second half, with the substitution of Thiago and Shaqiri. Wijnaldum restored Liverpool’s lead at the hour mark, slamming a Minamino cut-back at the right post. Xherdan Shaqiri assisted the next two immediately after coming on as a sub, with Sadio Mane adding a second goal for the game, and Mo Salah finishing the rout.

Burnley’s last game was a tough 1-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Manchester United at Turf Moor. Although the Clarets performed well in the first half, they were denied a point thanks to a stunning volley from United’s Paul Pogba that took a deflection before going into the back of the net. The defeat leaves Burnley languishing at 16th in the table, and Sean Dyche would be eager to get something from his trip to Anfield later this week.

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Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored a brace against Villa in the FA Cup | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley, Latest Team News

Liverpool have their usual injury concerns, particularly in defence, with Virgil van Dijk out until at least May and Joe Gomez ruled out for the remainder of this season with a knee injury. Joel Matip is doubtful to play against Man United, but should the defender play against the Red Devils or feature in the bench, we can expect him to start later this week against Burnley. New singing Diogo Jota is ruled out with a knee injury after an impressive start to life at Merseyside. Another new man, left-back Kostas Tsimikas is also on the sidelines with a knee injury. Midfielder Naby Keita is a doubt for this game, and could play if fitness permits.

Burnley have a relatively injury-free squad to choose from, with their only possible absentees being left-back Charlie Taylor, center-back Jimmy Dunne and backup goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farell who are injury doubts. Sean Dyche would be expectant of a solid showing from his men and would hope to take at least a point from this game, given their situation in the league.

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New signing Thiago Alcantara has only recently returned from injury and is expected to play regularly | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley

Jurgen Klopp is expected to field a strong XI for this game, seeing as the Reds are trying to defend their PL crown this season. Joel Matip could play in defence if he is match fit, and Fabinho might partner with him at the heart of the defence. Explosive full-backs Andy Robertson and Alexander-Arnold are expected to start, with a front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino expected. Here is our Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley:

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Allison

LB: Andy Robertson

CB: Joel Matip

CB: Fabinho

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold

CM: Jordan Henderson (c)

CM: Thiago

CM: Georgino Wijnaldum

RW: Mohamed Salah

LW: Sadio Mane

ST: Roberto Firmino

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley: Score Prediction

Jurgen Klopp and co are unbeaten in league matches at Anfield since 2017 and we do not expect Burnley to break their streak. We expect a 2-0 win for the Reds.

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Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino is expected to start against Burnley, alongside Mane and Salah | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Burnley

Liverpool vs Burnley, Live Stream

Star Sports network will broadcast the game in India from 0130 IST, while fans can also stream the match from Disney+ Hotstar. Fans in the UK can catch the game on Sky Sports UK from 2100 BST.

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